Al Ahly face Coton Sport in must-win match

Al Ahly face Coton Sport in must-win match
Al Ahly's player Mossad Awad (L) in action against Bidvest Wits player Gabadinho Mhango (R) during the African Champions League (CAF) match

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Jul 08, 2017. 00:13

Al Ahly will square off with Coton Sport in the 2017 CAF Champions League Group D match at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 21h00 CAT.

The Egyptian giants were held to a goalless draw by Zambian side Zanaco in their previous group match which was played in Lusaka last weekend.

The draw left Al Ahly placed third on the Group D standings with eight points. They are three points behind the group leaders Zanaco.

A victory over Coton Sport in their final group match will be enough to send Al Ahly to the knockout stages if the other result goes their way.

Meanwhile, Coton Sport were defeated 2-0 by Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in their previous group match in Garoua last weekend.

As a result, the Cameroonian giants, who are still winless, remained at the bottom of Group D standings without a single point from five matches.

Coton Sport have already been eliminated from this year's tournament, but they will look to bow out on a winning note against Al Ahly.

Referee Ferdinand Udoh, who hails from Nigeria, will be in charge of the encounter between Al Ahly and Coton Sport.



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